May 3, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State University's 125th undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum and among those graduating will be 64 USU student-athletes who completed their degrees during the 2011-12 academic year.
Among those student-athletes graduating are 24 football players, 17 track athletes, five women's basketball players, four each from both soccer and softball, three each from both men's basketball, and men's and women's tennis, two golfers, one gymnast and one volleyball player.
Utah State's student-athletes traditionally rank among the best in the Western Athletic Conference with an 84 percent graduation success rate and a cumulative 3.17 grade-point average. During the 2011-12 academic year, USU has had 88 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors thus far and 197 were recognized at its annual Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Luncheon for earning a 3.2 or better GPA.
During the 2010-11 academic year, Utah State had 228 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors.
2012 Utah State Student-Athlete Graduates Football Alfred Bowden, Interdisciplinary Studies Jeff Fischer, Interdisciplinary Studies Josh Flores, Psychology Kyle Gallagher, Interdisciplinary Studies Philip Gapelu, Interdisciplinary Studies Quinn Garner, Interdisciplinary Studies Danny Gurrola, Interdisciplinary Studies Chris Harris, Interdisciplinary Studies Robert Hill, Interdisciplinary Studies Josh Johansen, Exercise Science Levi Koskan, Psychology Tarren Lloyd, Interdisciplinary Studies Xavier Martin, Marketing Walter McClenton, Interdisciplinary Studies Eric Moats, Marketing & Economics Stanley Morrison, Interdisciplinary Studies Tanner Richins, Liberal Arts Joey Schrader, Interdisciplinary Studies Robert Tidwell, Interdisciplinary Studies Robert Turbin, Interdisciplinary Studies Nicholas Vought, Interdisciplinary Studies Bobby Wagner, Business Dontel Watkins, Interdisciplinary Studies Reuben Willis, Interdisciplinary Studies
Women's Track Jessie Chugg, Nutrition & Food Sciences Camille Fehlberg, History Teaching & Physical Education Teaching Kali Hamby, Physical Education Teaching Madison Jensen, Interior Design Jessica Nielsen, Family Consumer Human Development Kim Quinn, Environmental Studies Alisa Sheffer, Exercise Science Julia Stewart, Interdisciplinary Studies Sarah Young, Interior Design Sales & Marketing
Men's Track James Allred, Exercise Science Nicholas Bolinder, Interdisciplinary Studies Daniel Howell, Wildlife Sciences & Rangeland Resources Hunter Nelson, Finance Clinton Silcock, Exercise Science Aaron Clements, Spanish Eric Follett, Interdisciplinary Studies Tyler Killpack, Entrepreneurship
Women's Basketball Ashlee Brown, Interdisciplinary Studies Chelsea Burns, Law & Constitutional Studies Banna Diop, Interdisciplinary Studies Reyneisha Mays, Business Administration Maddy Plunkett, Interdisciplinary Studies
Women's Soccer Lauren Hansen, Physical Education Teaching Chandra Salmon-Christensen, Physical Education Marissa Sanchez, Exercise Science Lindsay Obray, Exercise Science Summer Tillotson, Exercise Science
Gymnastics Chelsea Marquardt, Social Work
Women's Tennis Brianna Rowland (Harris), Journalism
Volleyball Liz McArthur, Family Consumer Human Development
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